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May 16, 2018

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A-8 Wednesday, May 16, 2018 The Press-Dispatch HISTORY Submit history photos: Call: 812-354-8500 Email: or bring in a hard copy: 820 E. Poplar Street, Petersburg SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Friday and Tuesday, January 1 and 5, 1943 Mr. Roscoe Nance suf- fered a broken right arm Tuesday morning when a truck backed into the tractor he was driving at the Ayrshire-Patoka strip mine, north of Winslow, and smashed his right arm against the steering wheel and steering post. He was taken to the office of Dr. De- Tar in Winslow, where an x- ray was taken showing the arm to be fractured. The flesh was punctured and badly bruised. He was taken to the Daviess county hospi- tal for treatment. He will be confined to the hospital for more than a week. Sheriff Herman Willis was the loser of a car thief to the Washington Police due to the fact that the thief was accused of stealing gasoline in Washington this week. The Sheriff was on the trail of Harold Northerner's car, which was seen in Winslow. Giving chase, the sheriff fol- lowed the car to Washington where Emil Jerrell, 16 years of age, escaped by running through a restaurant. Short- ly afterwards, Neil Brown's car was stolen by the same boy, who was later captured by the Washington police. A fter trial on the stolen gas- oline charge, the sheriff will take Jerell into custody and bring him to Pike County for trial. Noble Foster of the White Oak community was admit- ted to the Daviess Coun- ty hospital, Monday. Mr. Foster had a bone felon on his right thumb and it was necessary to amputate the thumb at the first joint. Forrest Deen, residing near Winslow, was out hunt- ing Saturday afternoon. He stopped and rested his gun barrel on his right foot. The gun was accidentally dis- charged, with the result that the second toe on the right foot was so badly mangled that it had to be amputated. The big toe was also badly injured. He is the son of Os- gal Deen. Mrs. Clay Smalley and her little daughter, Susie, left Monday morning for Rochester, Minn., where Susie will be placed in the Mayo Brothers Sanitarium, for treatment. Several weeks ago, she became quite ill and was treated in a hospi- tal at Evansville, where she was found to be suffering from a small growth on the lung. She has gained suffi- cient strength the past sev- eral days to enable her to make the trip nicely. Births: Born to Mr. and Mrs. Oliver (Dutch) Hart- ley, Saturday a nine pound girl named Marilyn Kay; Born December 29 to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Blaize, a girl named Kay Sue; Born Janu- ary 1 in the Princeton hos- pital to Sgt. and Mrs. Lloyd Lear, a daughter named Pa- tricia Ann. Deaths: James Ferrell, of Winslow, died at the State Hospital in Evans- ville, Wednesday morning; Funeral services for Jerome Norrock, who died at his home in Oakland City, Sun- day evening at 8:45, were Tuesday afternoon at the United Brethren church in Oakland City; Miss Nellie Blackburn was found dead in her room at the home of Marmaduke McC. Stoops, Wednesday noon; Mrs. El- len Patterson, 96, a former resident of this city and the mother of Sherman Patter- son, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David McConahy, of Princeton, Tuesday afternoon at 12:15 o'clock; Alonzo Wilhite, one of the older and widely known citizens of this com- munity, died at his home in this city, Sunday morning, January 3, after an illness of several months; Eva Al- ice Whitman, wife of Wil- lie J. Whitman, both native of this county, died at her home in Oakland City at 10 p.m. Saturday after suffer- ing a stroke; Claude Miller, one of the most influential and highly respected citi- zens of Marion township, died at the Daviess Coun- ty hospital at Washington, at 3:15 Sunday afternoon, a victim of pneumonia fever. SIXTY YEARS AGO The Petersburg Press Tuesday and Friday, April 1 and 4, 1958 Ed Raber, head basketball coach at Petersburg High School, was named to the Agoga Tri-State All Tourney Team. Raber, who plays with Holland, was named to the honor team for the second straight year. Raber scored 32 in pacing Holland to a 103-78 victory over Agoga in the consolation contest Sunday night. The Lincoln Theatre man- agement has announced that because of popular de- mand, "Old Yeller" will be held over for one more day. That means the famous Walt Disney production will be playing today for the last time. Remember, "Old Yell- er," held over today. Members of the Senior Speech class of Petersburg High School attended the Ice-Capades at Evansville, March 27. This trip was made possible by gener- ous contributions from the Pike County Shrine Club, Knights of Pythias, Direc- tors of the First National Bank and the Klipsch Imple- ment Company in return for programs put on by mem- bers of the class. An accident involving four cars early Sunday morning resulted in an estimated damage of be- tween $ 800 and $ 900, ac- cording to Police Chief Bill Harvey. Harvey said that a car driven by Donald Eng- lish, of Petersburg, crashed into three cars after Eng- lish had blacked out around 9:30 a.m. Sunday. English was heading west on Main Street and bounced off the rear bumper of a car belong- ing to Harold Kays, which was parked in front of Libs. The English car then struck the Roger Smith car in the left rear fender and then hit the Byard Chappell car broadside. All cars hit by the English car were parked. No charged were filed. Mrs. Etta Chambers cel- ebrated her 90th birthday Sunday, March 23 with a dinner in the basement of the Methodist church in Velpen. The beautifully dec- orated birthday cake was ar- ranged for by the children as well as 12 other cakes of variety, together with ham, dressing, chicken and dumplings, every known salad, vegetables and pies were served. Births: Mr. and Mrs. James Turner, of Nashville, Ga. announce the birth of a son, April 3; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kruk, Norristown, Pa., announce the birth of a boy on April 1. Deaths: William Thomas Chadwick, 78, died Tuesday, March 11 at 8:20 p.m. at his home in Martinton follow- ing an illness of four years. FIFTY YEARS AGO The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 18, 1968 Members of the Winslow Ministerial Association an- nounce attendance totals for the five churches on Easter Sunday. Sunday school at- tendance was 614 and there were 629 present for morn- ing worship. They also an- nounced the sum of offer- ings taken during the Holy Week services was $103.35. As is customary, this mon- ey will be used for expens- es incurred during the year by the Association, a large portion of which goes for the placing of seasonal de- votional signs at the north and south outskirts of Win- slow. The Association is hopeful that people of Win- slow will keep the spirit of Easter and make it a habit to attend church services reg- ularly throughout the com- ing year. A jury trial is set for Mon- day morning in the Pike Cir- cuit Court. Arnold George Lauer will be tried for sec- ond degree burglary. Lauer is accused of breaking and entering into Hollis IGA store in Otwell on Febru- ary 16. Judge Lester Nixon set Laurer's bond at $5,000, which was put up about a week after Lauer was jailed. John Bunner, an Evansville attorney, will defend Lauer. Albert C. "Kayo" Smith, president of the Teener- League baseball group an- nounced today that forms have been distributed in Otwell, Winslow and Pe- tersburg high schools to be filled out by teener players. Forms are available until April 23, at which they must be turned in. Any person in- terested in managing a teen- er baseball team are asked to call the Petersburg VFW Home. New officers for the 1968 Teener-Ball are: pres- ident, Albert "Kayo" Smith; vice president, Clifford Chew; secretary-treasurer, Stanley Traylor. Many good news arti- cles had to be omitted this week due to lack of space. All articles telling of events to come up within the next two weeks were given pri- ority over others. News ar- ticles omitted this week will appear in next week's paper. Petersburg Fire Depart- ment was called by the City Police Wednesday evening of last week to extinguish a fire in a Chevrolet automo- bile belonging to Alan Ma- lotte, of Petersburg. Mr. Malotte had parked his car in Songer's Red and White parking lot and had accom- panied some young people to a dance at Otwell. Seat cushions in the back were on fire and it is thought that someone dropped a ciga- rette between the seat and the back, causing the blaze. Deaths: James William Powell, 98, of Winslow, died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday, April 13 in the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Oakland City, where he had been a patient 18 months; Grave- side services were conduct- ed Monday morning at Pub- lic cemetery at Iva for the twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Weisman, of the Iva community. The babies were born around three months premature on Friday, April 12, and were named Deanne Lisa and Leanne Leah; A fter a five years illness from a number of ailments, Owen Collins, 83, of Stendal, died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; Mrs. Homer W. Heathman died at 6:50 a.m. April 12 at Gib- son General hospital after a long illness; Mrs. Laura El- ma Boggs, 50, of Oatsville, died Sunday at 6:30 a.m. in the Oakland City hospi- tal after an illness of over a year from a brain tumor; Mrs. Ada Allen, 85, Wash- ington, died at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 9 at the Da- viess County hospital; Alva Faries, 80, of Oakland City, died Monday night in the Gibson General hospital in Princeton; Funeral services for Victor Miller, 75, of Oak- land City, were at 2 p.m. Sat- urday at the Lamb Funeral Home; Mrs. Leona McCain, 81, formerly of Otwell, died Wednesday morning at 7:20 at the home of her daugh- ter, Mrs. Roman Schneider in Jasper. TWENTY- FIVE YEARS The Press-Dispatch Thursday, April 15, 1993 There's a new varmint in the woods and he's mean, ornery and ill tempered. Wild boars have been pos- itively identified and locat- ed in northeastern War- rick County near Lynnville. Wildlife authorities have adopted a similarly aggres- sive attitude toward the wild boars. Indiana Board of An- imal Health Area Investi- gator Bob Apple described them as destructive, dis- ease carrying pests. These wild boars were first noticed last summer. Apple said his department got the first re- port of wild boar sightings in May, then in July they were confirmed. County telephone owners will soon be paying $1.50 per month to get an en- hanced 911 emergency re- sponse center established. County councilmen vot- ed 5 -0, with two members absent, to begin charging phone users the maximum rate allowable by the state for a 911 enhanced system. Even though the decision was passed there are still many decisions yet to be made on the system such as, which system, who will install it, who and how the county will be re-addressed and when it will all begin. The Winslow American Legion Post 115 is spon- soring a dinner on Sunday, April 18 to honor Edward (Eddy) P. Nonnweiler, a life member of VFW Post 3587 and active member of the Winslow American Legion. The 1 p.m. dinner is part of an open house accord- ing to Post Commander El- za Craig. The American Le- gion Auxiliary is preparing the meal for Nonnweiler, guests and fellow comrades. A crash totalled Eddie Richardson's 1986 Ford As- trovan Friday evening, but Richardson only suffered minor injuries. Richardson was driving south on High- way 61 when he lost con- trol. Pike County Deputy William Walker said Rich- ardson ran off the left side of the road into the pallet plant's parking lot, hitting a fence, turning over onto its side and sliding across the parking lot. The accident oc- curred at 4:45 p.m. Walker said the water on the road from heavy rains contribut- ed to the accident. The Indiana State High- way Department has re- paved the approaches and bridge over Prides Creek and Cherry St. and SR 56. The old metal bridge will be used as a run around for local traffic while work pro- gresses on the highway and Pike Avenue. Illinois St. is the detour route. Births: To Loren and Tammy Ridge, of Peters- burg, at Deaconess Hospi- tal on March 22, a son, Bren- dan Joseph. Deaths: Edna Currey, 88, of Petersburg, died at 9:55 a.m. Friday, April 9 at Pe- tersburg Healthcare Cen- ter; Kathleen Marie Mur- phy, 33, died at about 5:45 a.m. Sunday in a house trail- er fire near Elkton, Ky.; Maude H. Cox, 87, Indianap- olis, former Pike County na- tive, died Wednesday, April 7 at Wildwood Healthcare Center; George Harold Stea- rns, 70, of Reels Chapel ar- ea, Vincennes, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes; J.R. Gladish, 66, of Petersburg, died Mon- day, April 12 at 9:20 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes; Anna Allen, 87, of Oakland City, died Fri- day, April 9 at 1:05 a.m. at Wirth Osteopathic Hospi- tal in Oakland City; Mick- ie Haskins Franck, 68, of Martinsville, Pike County native, died Sunday, April 11 at her residence; Ronald E. Leighty, formerly of Pe- tersburg, died at 7 a.m. Sun- day, April 11 at Alvin Com- munity Hospital in Alvin, Texas; Chester Nass, 78, of Huntingburg, died at 11:12 a.m. Saturday, April 10 at Huntingburg Convalescent Center suffering from can- cer; Harry Arthur, 54, of Bruceville, died Saturday, April 10 at 7:10 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. WHS Junior Class 1949 Front row: Margaret Glader, Lucille Craig, Evelyn Hume, Wilma Bolin, Barbara Leighty, Helen Craig, Edsel Thompson, Richard McQueen, Marion Battles, Donald Etherton and Cleo Bruce. Second row: Poole Sellers (Sponsor), Bill Stevens, Doyal Russell, Fred- die Miles, Dorothy Dawson, Betty Harper, Sue Pearson, Carol Taylor, Barbara Klipsch, Helen Curry and Patricia Ambrose (Spon- sor). Third row: Verturia Erwin, Marilyn Miley, Betty Thompson, Velma Curry, Carol Erwin, Udell Nichols, Jacqueline Heck, Greta Hunley and Ruth Cottrell (Sponsor). Fourth row: Eugene Northerner, Sammy Nelson, Harold Conley, Mary Fettinger, Dorothy Far- ris, Betty Lou Stockfleth, Bobby Dale Norrington and Lois Dawson; Back row: Charles Gieselman, Paul Luttrull, Maurice Woolsey, Bob Nixon, Charles Edrington, Charles Casson, Robert Falls, Richard Farley and Darrell Horstmeyer. Wednesday, May 16 • First Academy Awards ceremony (1929) • New York City establishes hospital for cholera victims (1849) Thursday, May 17 • Brown v. Board of Education is decided (1954) • Televised Watergate hearings begin (1973) Friday, May 18 • Pope John Paul II is born (1920) • Mt. St. Helens erupts (1980) Saturday, May 19 • Lawrence of Arabia dies (1935) • Spanish Armada sets sail (1588) Sunday, May 20 • Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis receive patent for blue jeans (1873) • Spirit of St. Louis departs (1927) Monday, May 21 • American Red Cross founded (1881) • Connecticut enacts first speed limit law (1901) Tuesday, May 22 • Great Emigration departs for Oregon (1843) • The War of the Roses (1455) Source:

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